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Email Security Tools Try to Keep Up with Threats

May 10, 2018

Email has long been a prime vector for cyberattacks, and hackers are only getting sneakier. Can email platforms and security tools keep up?

No matter how many messaging and collaboration apps clutter the enterprise space, most (if not all) employees will continue to use email. Cybercriminals know this, and they’re increasingly leveraging this reliance to their advantage, finding new ways to bypass protective measures.

Bob Adams, cybersecurity expert at Mimecast, explains how email-based threats have evolved. “It’s important to understand the history of these attacks to understand where they’re going,” he says. Older phishing scams were easy to detect, with poor spelling and grammatical mistakes. The people who fell for them were likely to give attackers what they wanted.

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